Colorado is 7-0-0-1 since a 3-2 home loss to Vancouver on
December 29. The Avalanche trail first-place Vancouver by two
points in the Northwest Division and are 8-1-0-1 since Peter
Forsberg returned from a groin injury on December 27.
Forsberg has three goals and 11 assists on a seven-game points
streak. He had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 home win
over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, which was Colorado's third in
a row at the Pepsi Center.
Paul Kariya also scored against his former club and has three
goals and two assists since returning on January 6 from a wrist
injury that kept him out of the lineup for nearly two months.
Dallas is 8-3-5 in its last 16 contests and unbeaten in its last
six road games (4-0-2). The Stars improved to 7-12-4-0 away
from home as it began a five-game trip with Tuesday's 3-0 win at
San Jose, where goaltender Marty Turco 17 saves in his third
shutout of the season.
Bill Guerin scored twice and became the 14th American-born
player to score 300 goals. Scott Young had Dallas' other goal
and has tallied in four straight games.
Colorado has outscored the Stars, 7-2, in winning both meetings
this season. On Saturday, Alex Tanguay scored twice and Milan
Hejduk and Adam Foote each added a goal and an assist as
Colorado tallied three times on the power play en route to a 4-2
win at Dallas.